[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

RE: sorting and parameters

Subject: RE: sorting and parameters
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 16:51:20 -0000
sort by parameter
>How do I pass a sort key to a stylesheet?
> Here's my stylesheet --
>                 <xsl:apply-templates select="item">
>                         <xsl:sort select="{$key}" 
> Using Saxon, I get the error "Invalid character ({) in 
> expression {$key}".
> I think the syntax is right because I have no problem with 
> the sortorder parameter.

The order parameter is an attribute value template but the select attribute
(like all other attributes whose value is an expression) isn't. You can't
use the "{}" notation except in an attribute that's explicitly an AVT.

There's no direct way of achieving what you want in XSLT. The only ways to
do it are (a) to generate a stylesheet on the fly and execute that, or (b)
to write an extension function.

Mike Kay

 XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list

Current Thread


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.